You Don’t Own Your Body

The Buddha

Outside of the context of abortion rights, which should be absolute, we usually do not think about our bodies in terms of ownership.

But without much reflection, it might seem obvious that you do, in fact, own your body. In the context of western liberalism and U.S. law, we do not have much of a conceptual vocabulary for thinking about our relationship to our bodies outside of ownership. Sort of like your house, you…

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William B. Turner

William B. Turner

Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian.